Doctors are expensive and can be a real hassle to have to go to. So why not just try to fix whatever it is that's ailing you at home? HERE'S WHY NOT. Medical professionals on Reddit shared stories of the weirdest, grossest, most wrong DIY treatments they'd ever seen patients do to themselves.
A man who'd accidentally sliced his leg open at his workplace. He obviously figured that as surgeons use staples to close wounds, he'd cut out the trip to hospital and DIY. With an ordinary desk stapler. Arrived in ED with a pus filled wound with the odd discoloured staple hanging off it some days later.
Had a patient come to the ER for a cough. We did a chest X-ray that caught a little something in the abdomen/pelvis. Did a pelvic X-ray. Long story short she stuck a shot glass up her vagina for “birth control” left it up there long enough for it to calcify and we had to surgically remove it.